Dominic Thiem Withdraws From Cordoba
"In the last days, I suffered a minor injury between my knuckles, a little strain of my ligament. The positive thing is the wrist is perfectly fine, but I'm suffering pain in my hand and also lacking practice, so I have to pull out," Thiem said. "I'm very sad, but I'm going to come back once I'm 100 per cent fit, and thank you so much for the great and warm welcome I had here in Cordoba."
The former World No. 3 has not competed since suffering a tear in his right wrist at the Mallorca Championships last June. He arrived in Cordoba, where he trained before deciding to withdraw from the ATP 250 clay-court event.
Thiem, who was the second seed, was scheduled to play Argentine wild card Tomas Martin Etcheverry or Chilean qualifier Nicolas Jarry in the second round. He will be replaced in the draw by a lucky loser. The Austrian also withdrew from doubles with Diego Hidalgo.
Thiem is a 17-time tour-level champion, who lifted his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open and his maiden Grand Slam trophy at the 2020 US Open. He is currently No. 37 in the ATP Rankings.